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Engineering Research

Flyers go to Incredible Heights — and so Does our Research

As the No. 1 Catholic university in the nation for sponsored engineering research and development, we are dedicated to the common good. Our quest? To turn discovery into application — and engineer solutions to the most vital problems abroad and at home.

Whether we’re creating a computer chip that can think for itselfsafeguarding pipelines or powering the Mars 2020 Rover, we work in the space between inspiration and impact — and bring great ideas to life.

This innovative spirit has led to double digit growth in research volume for the past four years, with $150 million in sponsored research last year— and $1 billion in sponsored research contracts currently underway.

In addition, we’re:

  • No. 1 nationally for federally sponsored materials R&D
  • No. 1 Catholic university for sponsored engineering R&D
  • No. 1 in Ohio for sponsored materials R&D
Student Research Programs
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
The University of Dayton’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an opportunity for undergraduate engineering and engineering technology majors to spend 10 weeks working on a faculty-led research project.
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Research Experience for Undergraduates: Semiconductor Electronics and Photonics
This residential, summer REU program is an opportunity for students from U.S. universities to learn more about semiconductor materials, how micro/nanoelectronic and photonic devices are made, how the semiconductor industry is structured and what kinds of careers are available in the industry.
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Research Experience for Undergraduates: STEM Research for Social Change
This residential, summer REU program is an opportunity for students from U.S. universities to explore and gain knowledge in engineering, chemistry and physics research through participation in cutting edge, faculty mentored research that has a meaningful and positive impact on society and that promotes social change for equitable communities.
Faculty Research Programs
Federal Grant Seekers and Early Career Fellowships

The federal grant seekers program runs every other year, alternating with our Early Career Fellowship program. The programs are designed to provide faculty with an opportunity to collaborate with like-minded colleagues.

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UDRI Research Fellowship Program
The UD-UDRI Summer Research Fellowship program matches School of Engineering faculty with University of Dayton Research Institute researchers with the goal of expanding areas of research that are fundable by outside parties.
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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254

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